Sachin Tendulkar, Professor CNR Rao to be conferred with Bharat Ratna

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Sachin Tendulkar and Professor CNR Rao
New Delhi, Nov 16: Just as the nation was coming to terms with the Master Blaster saying goodbye to cricket forever, the Government of India decided to confer him with the highest civilian award in the country-the Bharat Ratna.

Along with Sachin Tendulkar, Professor CNR Rao will also be conferred with the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the scientific field in the country.

Fans across the country lauded this decision and said that the timing for the award couldn't have been better for Tendulkar. Sachin, who played his last test on Saturday, Nov 16, was given a farewell fit for a king. He also becomes the first sportsperson in the counrty to receive the award.

Rao and Tendulkar have contributed to their respective fields immensely

Prof Rao, on the other hand, has published over 1,400 research papers and 45 books and his contribution to the scientific community has been acknowledged across the world. He has been awarded with many national and international awards.

According to a press release from the PMO, Sachin will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to cricket. "His achievements in cricket are unparalled, the records set by him are unmatched, and the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by him is exemplary," the release said.

Sachin played his last test on Saturday, Nov 16 and bid the game goodbye with teary eyes.

Twitter went abuzz the moment the new broke out and many well known personalities conveyed their best wishes to both.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>And so <a href="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt">@sachin_rt</a> becomes the first sportsperson to be conferred the Bharat Ratna. Incredible honour. Congratulations!</p>— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) <a href="https://twitter.com/RahulBose1/statuses/401665300791164928">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>I also congratulate Dr. CNR Rao who has received the 'Bharat Ratna' for his contribution to Science. Scientists like him make us proud.</p>— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) <a href="https://twitter.com/BJPRajnathSingh/statuses/401663819547561984">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Prof CNR Rao is a scientist who makes the country proud He is a rare jewel who richly deserves the Bharat Ratna</p>— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) <a href="https://twitter.com/kiranshaw/statuses/401664727396651009">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>As a professional sportsmen, I Salute the government for announcing the Bharat Ratna to <a href="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt">@sachin_rt</a> . An Award truly deserved. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23JaiHo&src=hash">#JaiHo</a>..</p>— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) <a href="https://twitter.com/rohanbopanna/statuses/401668687960100864">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/sachin_rt">@sachin_rt</a> on becoming 1st sportsman to be conferred with Bharat Ratna.Well deserved honor to the man who made us all proud!</p>— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) <a href="https://twitter.com/VasundharaBJP/statuses/401671422537240576">November 16, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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